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After two days of instruction I can (with all the confidence of a scared puppy) tell you my name, whether or not I am cold, and inquire as to whether you understand me or not, all in Chinese. 475 more words

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My Top 10 List of the Merits of Growing Up Global

I was messaging with one of my dearest friends the other night, an American woman who lives in Costa Rica, and she asked if I’d ever written a blog about the advantages of growing up global. 1,617 more words

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Starting on the thick of it

Once again, no time no blog. State is busy and the life you find at State keeps you busy! Luckily, that gives me a lot to talk about. 516 more words

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Adventures in Babysitting

I know, I know you aren’t supposed to call it babysitting when it’s your own baby.  But it made me think of the movie and I loved that movie.   806 more words

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The Space Between AKA Crap, I'm Bored

The last few months have been chaotic, stressful, fun, and full of change. I’ve been so busy that it was all I could do to just squeeze everything in, and sometimes I didn’t. 563 more words

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Cracking the Code

I’m doing my best to learn Vietnamese. I had to drop out of classes before we came here because I had way too much going on with the kids and a few medical things to resolve. 234 more words


One of the great things about the expat life, is you get to reinvent yourself every time you move. And by great, I mean necessary, for me at least. 744 more words

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